On this date in 1970 the Hall of Fame Veteran's Committee chose Cardinals pitcher Jesse "Pop" Haines for enshrinement.
Haines pitched for the Redbirds from 1920-37 and hold the club's record for appearances with 554. He ranks second in club wins -- 210 -- and innings pitched -- 3,203 2/3 -- to fellow Hall of Famer Bob Gibson. He was a member of the 1926, '31 and '34 World Series champions and the 1928 and '30 National League pennant winners.
His greatest moment came in game three of the 1926 World Series when he pitched a five-hit complete game shutout against the powerful Yankees. At the plate he was 2-for-3 with a homer and a pair of runs batted in to lead St. Louis to a 4-0 win.
His best season came in 1927 when Haines was 24-10 with a 2.72 ERA.
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On Feb. 1, 1985 the Cardinals traded a package that included Dave La Point, David Greene and Jose Uribe to the Giants for slugging first baseman an outfielder Jack Clark.
Clark gave the Cardinals the power supply they needed after shipping George Hendrick to the Pirates in the John Tudor trade. He led the Cardinals speedy offense to the World Series in 1985 and '87, winning the Silver Slugger award as the National League's best hitting first baseman in both of those years.
Jack the Ripper, who was named to the NL team in the All-Star Game in two of his three seasons with the Birds. He led the Senior Circuit in on base percentage and slugging percentage in 1987.